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Governor Signs Bill to Stop Worker Abuse

By |2009-04-08T21:33:21-05:00April 8th, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , |

Governor Chet Culver signed a bill to sponse to crack down on corporations and CEO’s who exploit and abuse workers.  The bill was approved by the Iowa House last month in response to the Agriprocessors raid in Postville last year.  “With an unemployment rate of 11.5 percent, families in Postville are all too familiar with the staggering cost of worker [...]

Stopping Worker Abuse; Preventing Another Agriprocessors

By |2009-03-12T16:27:02-05:00March 12th, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , |

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFfIxDGsYDI[/youtube] In response to the Agriprocessors raid in Postville last year, the Iowa House today approved a bill to crack down on corporations and CEO’s who exploit and abuse workers. “With an unemployment rate of 11.5 percent, families in Postville are all too familiar with the staggering cost of worker exploitation. We must hold corporations and [...]

Illegal Immigration: Crackdown on Corporate CEO's

By |2008-10-30T14:40:01-05:00October 30th, 2008|Categories: Candidates 2011, Public Safety, Video|Tags: , , , , |

In the House Democrats' "2009 Agenda for Securing Iowa's Economic Future" we talk about how we need to pass legislation to crack down on corporate CEO's who knowingly recruit and hire illegal immigrants - including tough new penalties for violation of child labor laws and wage laws.  The Iowa Independent has a story: The Iowa Independent [...]

Candidate Profile: John Beard, House District 16

By |2008-08-04T09:09:46-05:00August 4th, 2008|Categories: Candidates 2011|Tags: , , , |

John Beard resides in Pleasant Township with his wife, RoJene, who is a teacher in Decorah schools; and his 15-year-old son, Chance, who attends Decorah High School. John’s brother, Daniel, is a full-time organic dairy/beef producer, and his family lives on an adjoining farm. His sister, Barbara Kraus, is a veterinarian and produce farmer, and her [...]

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